What trends will affect your work in 2018? The nonprofit sector in the United States employs approximately one in 10 workers in the country, and the field is changing quickly. A group of experts and thought leaders in the nonprofit sector at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for
VoiceGR 2016 Survey Results Released by Jodi Petersen, Ph.D., Director, Community Research Institute The Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute has released its VoiceGR results for 2016. The VoiceGR survey seeks to inform local decision makers and stakeholders utilizing data on the opinions, attitudes, and perceptions of local residents.
What trends will affect your work in 2017? Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit leaders in the months and years to come.
Celebrating 25 Years of Philanthropy by Kyle Caldwell In 1992, Grand Valley State University established what has become one of the most well-respected centers for philanthropy in the nation. Throughout its 25-year history, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has been at the forefront of innovation in engaged philanthropy.
Looking to take your #GivingTuesday campaign further this year? Whether this is your first year, or you’re ready to take your annual campaign to the next level, #GRGives is here to help. What is #GRgives? #GRGives is a city-wide campaign to raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Designed to create
New Book Release: The Philanthropy Reader by Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy Philanthropy is an ancient tradition and a hot trend spreading around the globe. It is both timeless and timely. It was debated by Aristotle, and is now promoted by Bill Gates. People freely giving what they have
The Beautiful Foundation Visits GVSU by Mark Hoffman, Associate Dean, College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University The College of Community and Public Service, as well as two local nonprofit organizations, Learning to Give and Korean Connection, hosted an 11-woman delegation from the Beautiful Foundation, one
Johnson Center Gives Back: Camp Blodgett by Sam VanGroningen, Research Coordinator at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy As part of the #JohnsonCenterGivesBack community engagement initiative, a crew of 30+ Johnson Center staff and students enjoyed a day out of the office last month volunteering at Camp Blodgett. We pulled weeds,
Leadership, Loss, and Legacy by Kyle Caldwell The early summer days of 2016 have marked some poignant losses for our nation, our field, and our communities. Yet, in a somewhat destined way, the departures of leaders and innocent lives from our midst have also demonstrated the purpose and power of
Design for the Greater Good KCAD and GVSU’S Johnson Center for Philanthropy Partner to Empower Nonprofit Innovation Through Human Centered Design Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have gained a key partner in their mission